Monday, 3 September 2012

Paper Pieced Present Pile!

Wow...that's a lot of P's!I have a little round easel card for you today, using an adorable Lili of the Valley James the Bear stamp ('Present Pile')...so cute! I coloured him using watercolour pencils, and paper pieced his hat and gifts using scraps of Dovecraft 'Fancy Christmas' papers...TIP!...this technique is perfect for using up those itty bitty pieces us crafters just can't bear to throw away!


I added some sparkle to his hat and the snowy ground with some 'Diamond' Stickles. I cut out my little card using the largest of my Scalloped Circle Nesties, and used the plain circle Nesties to cut all the other circles, using more of the 'Christmas Fancy' papers...I distressed the edges a little, and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The snowflakes were all cut using Cuttlebug dies, and the pearls, button & twine are all from my stash. Here's a side-on view to show the shape:


Challenges for this card:
Oh...and it's my little blog's fourth birthday today...my how time flies! I will have some candy to celebrate soon, but I'm still waiting for the Postie to deliver part of it..all he brought todaywas junk! :0(

22 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work well together.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}

Aunty Sue said...

Ooh how cute love this Teddy thanks for sharing at craft this week

Shirley said...

This is such a pretty and cute card Helen. Your papers work perfectly with the Kraft coloured card and of cause your bear image is so so cute.
Did you know you could enter your card into the "early xmas makes" challenge at penny Black and More". There are some lovely prizes up for grabs this, and every month too.

Shirley

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kat said...

This really sweet Helen. I love James bear and the paper piecing works really well, great idea.

Can't believe you've made 73 Christmas cards already! I've got 27, but that's good for me!

Kat xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous round easel card Helen - love the image and brightly coloured papers. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Helen. I love the design and image and colours....all of it!
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, This is so lovely the shape is beautiful and the image and stickles is stunning and really makes the card along with the distressed edges and faux stitching just adorable and beautifully finished xx

downrightcrafty said...

such a sweet card Helen, I adore this image
Hugs Kate xx

sue w. said...

Hi Helen, love this card, fab image, great shape and super papers. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.
Hugs Sue W.

Little K Smith said...

Oh so sweet Helen! Love this cute teddy and a lovely design too :)
Kelly.x

* Shaz * said...

A fabulous card!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great easel card, love the shape & your paper piecing is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at
Sparkles Christmas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great easel card, love the shape & your paper piecing is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at
Sparkles Christmas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, great colours and layout, good luck with your DT position too, Luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Awww Helen, this is gorgeous, just love the pastel colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week for our Anything But Square challenge x

Sheryl said...

Great paper piecing and shaped card.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Great to see you hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Samantha said...

Love the shape Helen and love all the sparkle too! hugs me xx

Nadja said...

Cute card. Thanks for joinig us at Stamp with fun.
Hugs, Nadja

МамаФиалка said...

so cute

Annette said...

Oh Helen this is just adorable. I'm really glad you've joined in the challenge this week. Your bear is just adorable, sooo cute.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Lili’s Little Fairies.
xx

TRACEY O said...

Such a cute card Helen. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR this month.